MAY 2 MEETING – WEST SIDE COMMUNITY COLLABORATION PROJECT
In last week’s bulletin insert, I briefly mentioned a May 2 meeting we’re hosting at St. Matt’s. Here’s additional information.
For several months, Fr. Steve, Karen Thompson, John Del Vecchio, Becky Montgomery, Ralph Brown and I have been meeting for talks about the West Side. We’re interested in discerning how St. Matt’s can help our local community.
May 2 is our first public meeting. It begins at 6:30 p.m. We’re inviting many people and organizations from our West Side community. In this respect, we’re following St. Matt’s rich history as a Catholic community visibly expressing God’s love. We’re also following the teachings of the Acts of the Apostles and the Second Vatican Council: listen. Listen to everyone. Listen before acting.
In preparation for May 2, and at the meeting itself, we’re asking three major questions:
1. Based on your experience and your organization’s work, what do you think are the top three needs of the West Side Community?
2. What resources do we currently have to address those needs?
3. What additional resources do we need?
I invite everyone to reflect on these questions. Feel free to send your answers to the Parish Office, in care of Angela Rakow. I also ask everyone to pray for the success of this project.
We’re inviting attendees to join us for a Loaves & Fishes supper in the Social Hall at 5:30 p.m.
If interested in attending the meeting and/or the supper, let Angela know. We need to know how many people are coming.
Thank you for your support, and have a great week!